Presidency: We will support any candidate who promise true federalism – 60 Yoruba groups say

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A coalition of over 60 Yoruba self-determination groups, yesterday, vowed that its support for any political party or presidential candidate would be hinged on restructuring and genuine federalism.

The group, under the aegis of Yoruba Self-Determination Advancement Forum (YOSEDAF) comprising members from Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and their kith and kin in Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Delta states, accused the elite in the region of watering down the democratic ideals of Yoruba land in the last 19 years.

Convener of the group, Evangelist Kunle Adesokan and Secretary, Mr. Kola Are, stated this at a press conference on the position of the group as the 2019 elections approach.

The secretary, who addressed the press conference, said the present democracy had failed to deliver good governance.

According to him, development had been a “fleeting mirage for Nigerians since the country returned to civil rule.”

“It is only a presidential material like MKO that shares the worldview of imbuing capacities of the young and marginalized groups that can restore confidence in the economy and create a new momentum that will trigger emancipation of our peoples,” the coalition said.

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